Hurricane Season News

Second Most Active Hurricane Season Not Over Yet

For a few minutes last Wednesday, there weren’t any hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons or tropical storms anywhere in the world. The respite didn’t last long. Thursday morning, the U.S. Navy and Air Force’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center, along with the Indian …

Insurers Remember 10 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Dennis

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is remembering the lives lost and those who were significantly impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Dennis nearly 10 years ago this week. Hurricane Dennis known for intense winds and storm surge …

Commentary: Stronger Building Codes Make Communities More Resilient

Even though predicted to be a below-average hurricane season, two tropical storms already have made landfall in the U.S. Of all types of severe weather, hurricanes are the most costly natural disaster in recent decades, representing seven of the ten …

Though Quiet Hurricane Season Expected, El Nino May Not Temper Landfalling Storm

While hurricane activity for the Atlantic Basin is projected to be below average for the 2015 season, impactful landfalls can occur in any hurricane season even those of reduced activity, according to Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, a global risk …

New Orleans Hurricane Protection System Tested

With hurricane season approaching, the Army Corps of Engineers is running through its plans to better protect New Orleans from flooding and testing pumps and floodgates built around this low-lying metropolis since Hurricane Katrina struck 10 years ago. Corps officials …

Florida’s Hurricane-Free Run Has Insurer Bracing for Storms

Florida hasn’t been hit by a hurricane since 2005, the longest stretch in more than a century. Its state-run property insurer isn’t taking any chances. Even though forecasters predict this year will produce the fewest named Atlantic storms since 1997, …

Hurricane Season Forecast Flaws Worth Remembering

The Colorado State University hurricane forecast for the Atlantic Ocean came out Thursday and called for seven named storms. That would be the fewest since 1997. The CSU forecast will be followed soon by a host of others, most of …

TWIA Financial Outlook Improved as Hurricane Season Starts

Low catastrophe activity and claims experience so far this year have helped to put Texas’ insurer of last resort for properties along the Gulf Coast in a better position to face the 2014 hurricane season than it has been in …

South Carolina Insurance Department Sets Coastal Property Hearing

With the 2014 hurricane season starting this weekend, the S.C. Department of Insurance is holding its annual information session and public hearing for coastal property owners. The session on Thursday evening at Mark Clark Hall at The Citadel will include …

Virgina Hurricane-Prep Sales Tax Break Ends Saturday

Virginians who want to stock up on batteries, bottled water and other supplies for the hurricane season will get a tax break for a couple more days. The sales tax holiday will spare residents state and local levies for items …